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Kingdom: The Far Reaches

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In this adventure game, step into the shoes of Lathan Kandor, a young boy, to defeat the evil Black Wizard. Lathan will find help from his mentor, the mighty magician Daelon. Explore the fantasy lands of the Far Reaches and retrieve three of the five pieces of the ancient relic called The Hand of Mobus. Talk to a variety of characters, collect objects and solve adventure type problems and puzzles.

Kingdom: The Far Reaches features mouse control, video animations, cartoon-like graphics, an in-game travel map and original music which can be turned off if desired.


Kingdom: The Far Reaches DOS Map interface of the Kingdom of Weigard
Kingdom: The Far Reaches Windows Global Map
Kingdom: The Far Reaches DOS Introduction screen
Kingdom: The Far Reaches DOS Lathan, the hero of the game doing some magic in the village

Alternate Titles

  • "Thayer's Quest" -- Halcyon/Arcade title
  • "Reaches - A Prequel to Kingdom II: Shadoan" -- Windows release
  • "Kingdom: The Far Reaches - Book One" -- DOS release title

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All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Jan 27, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment CD-i Aug, 1995 7 out of 10 70
PC Gamer DOS Sep, 1995 60 out of 100 60
Mac Ledge Macintosh Jun 28, 1998 2.5 out of 5 50
High Score DOS Nov, 1995 2 out of 5 40
7Wolf Magazine Windows Feb 14, 2006 3.5 out of 10 35
PC Player (Germany) DOS Sep, 1995 31 out of 100 31
Video Games 3DO Sep, 1995 30 out of 100 30
Game Zero 3DO Feb, 1996 2.5 out of 25 10


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Release history

This game was originally released for the Halcyon Interactive Laser Disc System and the arcade as Thayer's Quest by RDI Video Systems. When this game, and Shadoan were released, the character names were redone, perhaps to avoid paying royalties.

RDI Video Systems was founded by Rick Dyer, one of the people that created the Dragon's Lair and Space Ace arcade games. RDI Video Systems went bankrupt soon after releasing Thayer's Quest and the Halcyon Interactive Laser Disc System.

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